Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Are you sick of Telemarketers?

Jolly Roger Telephone Company has an AI bot that will answer the telemarketing calls for you.  It keeps talking to them to keep them on the line, driving up their cost.  It records the call and then emails you a recording "so you can have a laugh".

They post the call of the day on their web site, for your amusement.  They have a bunch of different bots, including the lonely senior citizen, the distracted soccer mom, the alcoholic, and others.  Pretty funny stuff.

3 comments:

"Zack" said...

I gotta check that out ... I need a laugh. The "do not call list" is just another government failure ... kinda like the war on drugs ... the war on poverty ...

Brigid said...

I have a flip phone with my Luddite friends. If I don't recognize the number I just answer in Norwegian or Scot Gaelic. Both usually deter the caller within seconds and they don't call back.

I only break out the Russian for the Jamaican callers.

Ted said...

Some of them have very clever bots doing the pre screening. I ask the last one. Am I talking to a real person. The ( automated ) response was. I’m a real person talking to you through a computer”.

I usually let them put me through to a live agent ... then I ask them. What you warring tonight honey???? Are you working from home?????

They normally hang up quickly...